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1955

In 1955, a group of furniture industry’s elite together formed The Hong Kong Furniture Dealers’ & Decorators’ General Association (original name of Hong Kong Furniture and Decoration Association).
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1956

The Association held its first meeting on 20th March 1956. The first session of its gala banquet was held on 23rd March. One of the founders Mr. Yip Yu Tong was elected to be the first Chairman of the board of supervisors.
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1968

In the midst of 1968, our colleagues found that a permanent address could definitely be helpful to boost the services and increase members' sense of belonging.
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1970

We, as the pioneer of the industry, arranged for our members the first visit to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand in 1970 in order to study the wholesale operations of raw materials and current furniture markets of these adjacent countries.
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1972

In order to have our constitution better serve the needs of the times and align with the development, we convoked a general assembly to revise the chapters of the constitution in which the mandate of members of the board of supervisors was extended from one year to two years so there would be ample time for them to carry out effective governance.
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1975

We created a precedent for the furniture industry to launch the first Hong Kong furniture exhibition in City Hall. This aroused public attention to the local furniture industry and stimulated the expansion of the trade.
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1978

After more than twenty years of hard work and recruitment, more and more members were attracted to partake in and the duties became increasingly heavy. For further expansions, we called out an interim meeting on 21st March of 1978 and a motion to buy new premises was passed unanimously.
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1979

On 1st March 1978, our eighteenth committee on the nineteenth meeting adopted an agenda about reconstitution to make the association a limited company.
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1980

In 1980, we and Guangzhou Trade Fair Exhibition Company jointly organized a furniture exhibition in mainland China. For the industry we took the lead assisting members to build closer linkage and cooperative relationship with China and open up the mainland market.
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1990

In 1990, for the first time we cooperated with the well-known mainland's furniture corporation Guangdong Federal Furniture Group Co. Ltd. and jointly organized “90 Federal Furniture Design Fair”.
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1992

Since 1992, we had been actively seeking cooperation with different organizations. We had been holding up to tenth of the large-scaled world-class furniture and woodwork machinery exhibition in the form of either organization or co-organization.
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1993

Hong Kong Furniture Dealers’ & Decorators’ General Association Ltd. changed its name to Hong Kong Furniture and Decoration Association Ltd. on 15th December 1993 and it is inherited until now.
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1996

We were endlessly introducing new businesses, so we took part in Hong Kong and Taiwan Furniture Industry Seminar on 24th March 1996. This opened up an opportunity for the industry to grasp the potential to expand over the three regions.
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1997

We could always obtain full supports and cooperation from the government departments and related agencies to enable business opportunities and success for the industry. We sponsored Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Messe Frankfurt Ltd. to co-organize the “International Interior Decoration Fair”on the date between 14th and 16th of May 1997.
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1998

In March of 1998, we coordinated sixty Hong Kong companies in the furniture and decoration industry, organized an exhibit with the name of “Hong Kong Pavilion”, joined the first session of “China International Furniture Fair (CIFF)” held in Guangzhou. Among the total of four hundred and thirty exhibition booths for Hong Kong exhibitors, “Hong Kong Pavilion”became one of the largest booths in the venue.
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1999

Since the“Hong Kong Top Ten Brandnames Awards”(it was renamed as “Hong Kong Top Brand Awards” later in 2004) was first held in 1999, a number of brands from our company members had won awards in the “Hong Kong Top Brand Awards and Hong Kong Top Service Brand Awards”
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1999-2000

From 1999 to 2000, upon receiving the Innovation and Technology Fund sponsored by Hong Kong Government Trade and Industry Department, we actively assisted Federation of Hong Kong Industries on establishment of Hong Kong Q-Mark Council (Q-Mark Schemes) and complied two set of reference materials on the data about international standard for furniture which were one called “Standard Operation Improvement Guide” and another “Test Certification Scheme”.
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2001

In response to the Hong Kong Government's decision taking administrative measures to control the fire safety of PU foam mattresses and upholstered furniture, the Fire Service Department with other departments carried out extensive researches on international responses to the flammability standards of related furniture used in public areas.
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2005

In 2005, we gave full support to RTHK to produce the TV programme “Hong Kong Manufacturing Industry Files 2”which was organized by The Professional Validation Council of Hong Kong Industries and sponsored by the“SME Development Fund”from Hong Kong Trade and Industry Department.
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2008

In March of 2008, we published the 53rd journal “Hong Kong Furniture and Decoration Association Company Register”which had given the great reference value.
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2009

We organized the “Hong Kong Furniture Manufacturing Poland-Russia expanding tour”with Hong Kong Trade and Development Council in May 2009.
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2010

It was the 55th anniversary of Hong Kong Furniture and Decoration Association. Friends from around came to celebrate us enthusiastically. It was time to witness our fifty-five years of contribution to the industry and Hong Kong.
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2012

With the progress of society and development trend of the business sector, a piece of ideal furniture was not only demanded for its practicality and comfortableness. It should also focus more on the value-added design.
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2013

Hong Kong’s Environment Bureau in conjunction with the Economic and Information Commission of Guangdong Province launched the “Cleaner Production Partnership Programme” in April 2008 to encourage and assist Hong Kong-owned factories in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region in pursuing cleaner production practices.
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2014

We became the member of “Hong Kong Federation of Design Association”in January of 2014. It aimed to enhance the professional standard of furniture design through knowledge exchange and experience sharing with various design institutions and associations in Hong Kong.
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2015

With six decades of establishment, as Hong Kong's oldest furniture trade association, we all board directors and members will continue to promote the industry's development and strive for a new level in our history.
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2016

We officially joined the Council of Asia Furniture Associations in 2016. We helped the industry expand the collaboration network in Asia-Pacific region and pushed ourselves toward a larger international arena.
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